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Posts Tagged ‘Human Rights’ (685 found)

Southeast Asia: Governments Must Turn Commitments into Reality to Stem Southeast Asian Migrant and Refugee Crisis

Ahead of a regional meeting hosted by Thailand tomorrow, Amnesty International calls on the governments of Bangladesh, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar and Thailand to prioritise protection of the human rights of migrants and refugees in any action directed at combating human trafficking and managing irregular migration. The government of Thailand is hosting the 2nd Special Meeting on Irregular Migration in the Indian Ocean on 4 December 2015 in Bangkok […]

December 3, 2015  •  By Amnesty International  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Myanmar: Lord of Jade

Lord of Jade in Myanmar Myanmar’s jade business may be the biggest natural resource heist in modern history. The sums of money involved are almost incomprehensibly high and the levels of accountability are at rock bottom. One of the most dominant and dangerous groups involved is a collection of companies controlled by Myanmar’s most famous drug lord, Wei Hsueh Kang […]

December 3, 2015  •  By Global Witness  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Revealed: How Southeast Asia’s Biggest Drug Lord Used Shell Companies to Become a Jade Kingpin

Southeast Asia’s most notorious narcotics trafficker has become one of the most powerful figures in the country’s corrupt, abusive jade business, a new Global Witness report reveals today […]

December 3, 2015  •  By Global Witness  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma 2015: Ballot Denied Disenfranchised Voters in Kyar Inn Seik Gyi Township, Karen State

HRFMOn November 8, 2015, millions of voters across Burma went to the polls. Citizens seized the opportunity to exercise their right to vote in the freest election the country had seen for at least 25 years. In many ways this was an astonishing moment for democracy in Burma. However, as international media coverage praised largely successful election processes and excitement abounded at the poll’s outcome, relatively few column inches were dedicated to those left behind as this historic event took place […]

December 1, 2015  •  By The Human Rights Foundation of Monland  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Ballot Denied: Disenfranchised Voters in Kyar Inn Seik Gyi Township, Karen State (HURFOM)

Today the Human Rights Foundation of Monland (HURFOM) releases ‘Burma 2015: Ballot Denied’, a report focussing on November’s national elections in Burma […]

December 1, 2015  •  By The Human Rights Foundation of Monland  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Statement on 3rd Anniversary of Letpadaung Crackdown

Today marks the third anniversary of the police crackdown at Letpadaung, a joint venture between Burmese and Chinese military companies to develop Southeast Asia’s largest copper mine […]

November 29, 2015  •  By Myanmar Alliance for Transparency and Accountability and Justice Trust  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Myanmar: Letpadaung Mine Protesters Still Denied Justice

Myanmar’s government stands accused of putting profits before human rights at the Letpadaung copper mine, with continued detention of activists and continued refusal to investigate use of white phosphorous against peaceful protestors, said Amnesty International today […]

November 27, 2015  •  By Amnesty International  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

International Community Must Break its Silence on Naypyidaw’s War Crimes in Central Shan State

Shan community organizations are today holding a press conference in Bangkok to urge the international community to break its silence on the war crimes being committed by Burmese government troops in central Shan State […]

November 26, 2015  •  By Shan Community Based Organisation  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Sexual Violence by Burmese Government Troops Continues Despite Ceasefires in Shan State

The Shan Human Rights Foundation (SHRF) has documented eight cases of sexual violence committed by Burmese government troops in southern and eastern Shan State since April 2015, all in so-called “ceasefire” areas. These cases reveal continuing patterns of impunity, and highlight that ongoing militarization and offensives by the Burma Army despite ceasefires are a key factor threatening women’s security in ethnic areas […]

November 25, 2015  •  By Shan Human Rights Foundation  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

KWO New Report: Salt In The Wound

All women and girls, no matter where they live, have the fundamental right to be free from violence. This Report examined the extent to which women and girls who live in KWOthe seven Karen-majority camps along the Thai-Burma border enjoy, and can exercise, this fundamental human right. Specifically, this study examined 289 cases of Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) against women in Mae Ra Ma Luang, Mae La Oon, Mae La, Umpiem Mai, Noh Poe, Ban Don Yang and Htam Hin refugee camps from 2011 to 2013 to determine the factors contributing to official reporting of crimes as well as the justice system’s response to such crimes […]

November 25, 2015  •  By Karen Women Organisation  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤